curb weight


Definition of curb weight

: the weight of an automobile with standard equipment and fuel, oil, and coolant

Examples of curb weight in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Further countering the idea that the MC20 is just a 488 in drag is the fact that, unlike the Ferraris, this Maserati uses a carbon-fiber chassis (like the MC12), which gives the car a curb weight of under 3,307lbs (1,500kg). Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "Maserati’s new MC20 supercar uses F1 engine efficiency technology," 10 Sep. 2020 That feeling is further exaggerated by the Stingray's 3638-pound curb weight, which is 427 pounds more than the Cayman's. K.c. Colwell, Car and Driver, "Tested: 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Z51 vs. Porsche 718 Cayman GT4," 2 Sep. 2020 While lighter than the Cullinan or Phantom, the Ghost is still a substantial automobile, with a 5628-pound curb weight, according to the company. Mike Duff, Car and Driver, "2021 Rolls-Royce Ghost Is a Tasteful Oasis in a Post-Opulent World," 1 Sep. 2020 The curb weight, Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) and Cargo Carrying Capacity (CCC) are understated on the certification label, affecting how well the trailer may be towed. Detroit Free Press, "Car recalls for August 13-20," 22 Aug. 2020 That's more than enough for a mid-size, three-row SUV with a curb weight of 4,211lb (1,911kg). Eric Bangeman, Ars Technica, "The Kia Telluride is the most surprising SUV of the year," 26 June 2020 So wrap your wetware around this number: 5724—as in pounds, as in curb weight for the Porsche Cayenne Turbo. Dan Neil, Car and Driver, "Tested: 2003 Porsche Cayenne Turbo Takes Fast SUVs to New Heights," 2 June 2020 Other than the additional all-wheel-drive componentry and the 156-pound increase in curb weight that accompanies it, the Carrera 4 is identical to its rear-drive stablemate. Rich Ceppos, Car and Driver, "2020 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 Doesn't Really Need All-Wheel Drive," 10 June 2020 Since the plant closed April 12, Odegaard has worked with a nutritionist to devise a new diet plan for his pigs, eliminating protein and fat to curb weight gain. Michael Corkery,, "Meat plant closures mean pigs are gassed or shot instead," 14 May 2020

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First Known Use of curb weight

1949, in the meaning defined above

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“Curb weight.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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